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Upon request of Sport Supplements s.a.s. (GJAV) we performed an acid-neutralizing capacity assay, to evaluate the buffering abilities in vitro of the above mentioned sport supplement. The PRAL (Potential Renal Acid Load) value was also calculated for each supplement.
The alkalizing capacity measurement of the supplements was performed according to the “Acid- Neutralizing Capacity” USP XXIII, General Tests and Assays, <301>, official in vitro test method described in the United States Pharmacopeia, that allows measurement of the buffering capacity of compounds.
Acid-neutralizing capacity of the analyzed samples is expressed as mEq / g of product, indicating the amount (mEq) of HCl consumed per g of the substance tested.
The following table also shows the PRAL values calculated per dose and per 100g of product1,2
1 Remer T, Manz F. Potential renal acid load of foods and its influence on urine pH. J Am Diet Assoc. 1995; 95(7):791- 7.
2 Zwart SR et al. Amino acid supplementation alters bone metabolism during simulated weightlessness. J Appl Physiol. 2005; 99(1):134-40.